All music fans know the tragic story of Jimi Hendrix, the sensational guitarist whose life was tragically cut short at the age of 27. Hendrix was a musical phenomenon, and his musicianship was only growing as he continued to gain more experience and exposure.
Hendrix’s last-ever recorded performance was actually a guest appearance. On September 16th, 1970, the guitarist made his way over to Ronnie Scott’s Club in London, England, joining Eric Burdon & War for two songs at the end of their set. Hendrix can be heard from the 56-minute mark on in the recording below, joining the band for “Blues For Memphis Slim” and “Tobacco Road”.
The guitarwork from Hendrix is unmistakable, though his playing is much more reserved than a Jimi Hendrix show. Still, to hear the final notes that the man ever played publicly is a haunting tribute to the legendary musician. Fortunately, a recording of the show exists thanks to the effort of a London fan named Bill Baker. Listen to the bootleg recording via YouTube in the player below.
War With Jimi Hendrix – 9/16/70
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Jimi Hendrix would pass away a mere two days later. RIP Jimi.